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by sharpedge
9 Sep 2019, 7:48pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Bafang 250W fitted and a long weekend away in south west scotland to finish the Carlisle to Glasgow route. Friday did 18 miles in a couple of hours without pushing it too much. Battery was not fully charged at the start and showing four bars. Not using more than 5 on the setting did alter the batter...
by sharpedge
4 Aug 2019, 4:38pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Folding an ice trike
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Folding an ice trike

When I bought my ICE Adventure HD last year I was running a BMW X1 - yes the trike would go in folded but it took a bit of juggling to get there. So changed to a Citroen Berlingo. Great vehicle for putting trikes in - flat floor with a low loading height and no sill to lift over. A friend who cycles...
by sharpedge
20 Jun 2019, 9:31pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo
Replies: 6
Views: 2861

Re: Trike Advice please : Delta / Athens / KMX Coyote / Hase Trigo

Get Cycling in York are specialists in cycling for the disabled. I bought my Ice Adventure HD there - they have both Ice and Hase trikes to try. The Ice won due to being lighter - lifting into and out of the car. I have the seat riser fitted - my first trike I tried was a KMX and it was difficult to...
by sharpedge
16 Jun 2019, 6:00pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?
Replies: 31
Views: 7546

Re: Should You Install E-Assist On Your Trike/Bike?

Having moved onto a trike last year after about five years where I was going out on my two wheeler less and less due to not feeling safe, I find now when I go out with the Easy Wheelers locally I am getting left behind. So I have taken the plunge and having a Bafang 250W unit fitted in August to my ...
by sharpedge
13 Feb 2019, 7:30pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 9946

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

I have an ICE Adventure HD with the frame riser. I have a klikfix handlebar fitting and a couple of the extension units fitted - keeps the bag close in to the seat and lower than the ICE bar - probably a lot lighter too! I had two upwrongs so I still have a bar unit and just need to get a couple of...
by sharpedge
7 Feb 2019, 8:16pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat
Replies: 22
Views: 9946

Re: Fitting bar bag at side of ICE Sprint seat

I have an ICE Adventure HD with the frame riser. I have a klikfix handlebar fitting and a couple of the extension units fitted - keeps the bag close in to the seat and lower than the ICE bar - probably a lot lighter too! I had two upwrongs so I still have a bar unit and just need to get a couple of ...
by sharpedge
4 Aug 2018, 10:16am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New recumbent trike rider!
Replies: 19
Views: 914

Re: New recumbent trike rider!

With 20" wheels all round, the Rohloff hub and a 16T sprocket and a 44T chainring, I have a low of about 13" and a high of about 72". That should get me up most of the local hills - I am not going over Hardknott or anything similar for a long time - I need to get the fitness levels up.
by sharpedge
3 Aug 2018, 4:39pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: New recumbent trike rider!
Replies: 19
Views: 914

New recumbent trike rider!

Many thanks to those who made suggestions to my Decisions, decisions thread. Looked at secondhand but had difficulty finding what I wanted (folding and a Rohloff hub). Kevin at Dtec had a possible Sprint but it didn't work out - thanks for trying Kevin. Decided to take the plunge and buy new. Would ...
by sharpedge
3 Jul 2018, 4:32pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Cycling around lake windemere
Replies: 22
Views: 1189

Re: Cycling around lake windemere

There is supposed to be a replacement ferry taking foot passengers and bikes replacing the car ferry across the lake. Latest news on the rail front is that trains are running again from Oxenholme to Windermere. The specials were formed of mk2 loco hauled carriages so there was probably a coach with ...
by sharpedge
3 Jul 2018, 4:25pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: what to buy..... decisions, decisions
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: what to buy..... decisions, decisions

So the decision is made; long chat with Kevin at DTec with the result of going for an ICE Adventure coming in PX. Going to go down week after next to try and then buy (all being well). Thanks for all the advice guys. Now for the next question - specialist insurance or add it to the home contents? Co...
by sharpedge
25 Jun 2018, 7:50pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carradice saddlebag, how old is it?
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Carradice saddlebag, how old is it?

I have one exactly the same, think I bought mine new around 1975.
by sharpedge
4 Jun 2018, 7:23pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: what to buy..... decisions, decisions
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: what to buy..... decisions, decisions

Answers to the questions! I live in West Cumbria so low gearing is a must. At present I drive a BMW X1 (4wd for the bad weather we get here in the winter). Space in the car not normally a problem until we take my wife's folder at the same time and go off to Europe!
by sharpedge
4 Jun 2018, 3:20pm
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: what to buy..... decisions, decisions
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

Re: what to buy..... decisions, decisions

No, it's just that I saw the DiBlasi - did try a recumbent many years ago at a show - don't want a true recumbent with low down seat - cant get up from much lower than 14" seating position.
by sharpedge
4 Jun 2018, 9:25am
Forum: Non-standard, Human Powered Vehicles
Topic: what to buy..... decisions, decisions
Replies: 19
Views: 1214

what to buy..... decisions, decisions

New to the forum, and thinking of going to three wheels due to losing my balance (old age is a problem). But what to buy - ideally I want something that will go in the back of the car and does not have a low riding position. Delta or tadpole? Suggestions please as to the trikes to consider. Looked a...